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What Color Rice?
Monday, March 16, 2015      10 comments

QUESTION: I've seen black and even purple rice in the grocery store. Are they healthier than white? ANSWER: Any whole-grain rice---including black, brown, purple, red, wild, and half-milled---contains more fiber, iron, and vitamins than ... Read more
I Have To Share This With You..........
Sunday, March 15, 2015      9 comments

The other day, my DH and I and our oldest son and his wife and two daughters, were all coming home from a day-trip in their van. Elizabeth loves to play games when we are all together, and decided to play "Hum That Tune!!!" Last summer she too... Read more
Grandmother
Saturday, March 14, 2015      11 comments

A sweet Grandmother telephoned St. Joseph's Hospital. She timidly asked, "Is it possible to speak to someone who can tell me how a patient is doing?" The operator said, "I'll be glad to help, dear. What's the name and room number of the p... Read more
I Think I Found The Answer.........
Friday, March 13, 2015      9 comments

For those of you who have had a bad experience with an MRI or have never had one before and are somewhat nervous about getting one, I think that I have found the answer for you. The first MRI that I had was several years ago and I didn't re... Read more
A Friend Is Like........
Thursday, March 12, 2015      10 comments

A friend is like a good bra........ Hard to find Supportive Comfortable Always lifts you up Never lets you down or Leaves you hanging And is always close to your ... Read more
Mammograms
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      12 comments

Many women are afraid of their first mammogram, but there is no need to worry. By taking a few minutes each day for a week preceding the exam and doing the following exercises, you will be totally prepared for the test and best of all, you can ... Read more
Searching For Clues.......
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      11 comments

Well..........my appointment went as follows yesterday. I had two x-rays taken of my left hip first. This was followed by an interview with an Orthopedic student from the University of Wisconsin. Then I met the Orthopedic Surgeon. After a ve... Read more
Thank You Spark Friends
Monday, March 09, 2015      10 comments

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your encouragement, kind words, and prayers in response to yesterday's blog. My appointment with the Orthopedic Surgeon is at 1 PM today and I am nervous but also very hopeful that I will have s... Read more
With A Little Help From My Friends
Sunday, March 08, 2015      12 comments

As most of you know, I have been struggling with pain in my left hip for several months now. I went to my Primary Doctor, who thought that it was Bursitis and treated me with exercises and a topical anti-inflammatory cream. Both helped some, b... Read more
Some Of My Favorite Words To Live By
Saturday, March 07, 2015      12 comments

There comes a time in your life, when you walk away from all the drama and the people who create it. You surround yourself with people who make you laugh Forget the bad, and focus on the good. Love the people who treat you right a... Read more
Leafy Greens And Blood Clots
Friday, March 06, 2015      10 comments

Question: I was recently prescribed Warfarin (Coumadin and generic) for the prevention of blood clots. My doctor warned me to remove leafy green vegetables such as lettuce, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli from my diet. Is it really ne... Read more
Must Every Meal Be Balanced?
Thursday, March 05, 2015      9 comments

Question: For several years, I've conscientiously tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet every day. Now I read that for best results, every meal must be balanced. Is that true? Answer: No. Your body has enough reserves of variou... Read more
Best Bits Of Broccoli
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      11 comments

Question: What is the most nutritious part of the broccoli plant? Answer: The florets contain substantially more cancer-fighting phytochemicals and beta-carotene (a precursor of vitamin A) than the stalks, and about the same amoun... Read more
Vegetables vs Fruits
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      12 comments

Question: You recently told a reader who ate lots of fruit to add some veggies, too. My question is the opposite: I eat lots of vegetables but little fruit. Am I missing out nutritionally? Answer: Probably not much, though eating a var... Read more
Are Runny Eggs Risky?
Monday, March 02, 2015      10 comments

I like poached eggs with yolks that aren't fully firm. Am I risking a salmonella infection? Answer from Consumer Reports: Yes, but the risk is quite small. The Food and Drug Administration has estimated that only 1 in 20,000 eggs contai... Read more

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